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Understanding the Drexel Co-op

Classroom learning, research, projects, papers, and exams are all critical to your academic pursuits. But to complete your education — to set you apart from other graduates — you should also gain experience in your chosen field. With Drexel Co-op, one of the oldest and most expansive university cooperative education programs in the world, you can gain up to 18 months of résumé-enhancing experience by the time you graduate.

Drexel Co-op is based on employment in practical, major-related positions consistent with your interests and abilities. The benefits are obvious. Before graduation, you will have already test driven up to three different potential careers within your field of study. While on co-op, you'll develop a real-world perspective that you can share with your professors and classmates when you return. And after graduation, this experience pays off: recent graduates from Drexel typically receive a higher starting salary than graduates from other universities. 

Learn more about becoming a Drexel Dragon